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1. Rishi Sunak promises to limit the number of refugees under the ‘common sense’ asylum system.
Rishi Sunak promises to introduce a cap on refugee numbers if he becomes prime minister as he promises to “inject a healthy dose of common sense” into the asylum system.
Outlining a 10-point plan to secure Britain’s borders if he wins the Tory leadership contest on Sunday, the former chancellor also pledges to curb the power of the European Court of Human Rights; withholding aid money if countries refuse to take back failed asylum seekers and criminals; and using cruise ships to house illegal migrants. Read the whole story.
2. HS2 is “orca” that could “tear off the arm” next afternoon
He has taken on one of the most important roles in government, knowing full well that he could be one of the longest-serving incumbents.
But Kit Malthouse has set himself an ambitious task for the next six weeks as the Tories decide who will replace Boris Johnson at No 10 Downing Street. Read the whole story.
3. Somerset House ‘people pronouns’ spark row over gender-neutral toilets
Somerset House is embroiled in a gender-neutral row as staff accuse ‘pronoun people’ of stealthily abolishing women’s toilets.
The 450-year-old office, studio and events complex in central London has added ‘all gender’ stickers alongside male and female logos to toilets. Read the whole story.
4. Turn off the lights and turn down the thermostat to avoid blackouts, Brits might be told this winter
Households could be asked to turn down thermostats and turn off lights under government plans to avoid winter blackouts.
Emergency contingency plans for a gas or electricity shortage include public appeals to use less energy, The Telegraph can reveal. Read the whole story.
5. BBC fury as ex-producer ‘steals glory’ for Emily Maitlis’ Prince Andrew interview
It was the first of the decade, an extraordinary encounter that brought the Duke of York’s royal career to an abrupt end.
But the ‘certificate’ behind the Duke’s now infamous Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis is facing a backlash at the BBC, where leading figures are frustrated that he appears to be claiming all the glory, while blasting the process to get financial gains. Read the whole story.
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